Trevor Bauer seeking MLB return after two-year exile


Trevor Bauer is aiming to make a Major League Baseball return.
Bauer’s agents, Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, connected with teams during this week’s GM meetings about getting the embattled pitcher a big-league job, according to The Post’s Jon Heyman.
The 2020 Cy Young Award winner hasn’t pitched in the majors since June 2021, when sexual assault allegations against him first emerged.
Bauer has since been accused by four total women of sexual assault.
Bauer, 32, was suspended 324 games by MLB under the league’s domestic violence policy before the 2022 season.
In December of that year, the suspension was reduced to 194 games.
The Los Angeles Dodgers released Bauer before the 2023 season.
The right-hander then signed a one-year deal with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars of the Nippon Professional Baseball League in Japan.
Trevor Bauer pitched for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars in Japan last season. AP
He and one of his accusers, Lindsey Hill, agreed in October to drop lawsuits against each other.
Bauer has denied sexual assault allegations, instead stating that the two had consensual sex.
“Now over the last two years, I’ve been forced to defend my integrity and my reputation in a very public setting, but hopefully this is the last time I have to do so, as I’d prefer to just remain focused on doing my job, winning baseball games and entertaining fans around the world,” Bauer said in a video posted to social media last month. “So today I’m happy to be moving on with my life.”
Trevor Bauer Getty Images
Bauer has dominated on the mound overseas, going 10-4 with a 2.76 ERA and 130 strikeouts over 130 ⅔ innings.
During his last big league season, Bauer went 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA and 137 strikeouts over 17 starts for the Dodgers.
Bauer, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, has an 83-69 record with a 3.79 ERA in 10 big league seasons.


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